Matt Keightley has revealed his design for the new Wellbeing Garden which will sit around the new National Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning on the Hilltop at RHS Garden Wisley. It is set to open in 2020.
Matt Keightley’s Wellbeing Garden will be a series of ‘garden rooms,’ enticing visitors to explore the many ways gardens can be used for physical and psychological therapy, natural health care or simply to relax in. Working alongside RHS scientists to explore the impact of the spaces on our senses and emotions, the garden will open people’s eyes to the importance of connecting with nature and teach a new generation the distinct link between gardens and good health.
Matt Keightley said: “We have an exceptional opportunity to inspire the nation with the Hilltop development, and provide a platform that will encourage visitors to consider how gardens and gardening can help improve general health and mental wellbeing. What better way to move forward than to look back and remember the reason Wisley was first acquired by the RHS, to be used as a trials and testing facility. The results could be ground breaking.”